With the Securities and Exchange Commission a bit curious about some of General Motors' accounting practices as it relates to the automaker's price concessions negotiated with suppliers, Lear now finds itself on the receiving end of a subpoena of its financial records. Lear 'fessed up to its newfound role in the investigation last week, but received the Fed's request back in February.
Records of transactions dating back to 2001 are said to be of interest in the investigation. GM has long been regarded as the most aggressive of the automakers when it comes to putting the screws to suppliers, so it's likely safe to assume that there's a bit of Schadenfreude circulating among its suppliers with word of this case.
[Source: The Detroit News]